The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today initiated a normal value review (review) to update the normal values and export prices applicable to certain carbon steel fasteners (fasteners) originating in the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei) and exported to Canada by Lawrence Screw Products Inc.

The review is part of the CBSA’s enforcement of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s (CITT) order issued on September 2, 2020, respecting the dumping of fasteners originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China (China) and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei) and the subsidizing of such goods, originating in or exported from China, excluding fasteners specifically designed for application in the automotive or aerospace industry, in accordance with the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA).

The product definition and the applicable tariff classification numbers of the goods subject to the CITT’s order are contained in Appendix 1 (subject goods).

Should the exporter as well as the producer(s) of the goods decide to participate in this review, it is required to provide complete and accurate responses to the CBSA’s Requests for Information (RFIs) by August 18, 2021. The exporter will be considered cooperative if the requested information is complete, submitted on time and the exporter permits verification of the data. A response to the RFI is required from the exporter and the producer(s) of the subject goods.

If the exporter or the producer(s) does not provide complete responses to the RFIs by the deadline date, the normal values and export prices applicable to the subject goods under review will be determined pursuant to the ministerial specification.

The schedule for this normal value review is now available. The CBSA will close the record for this review at any time during the proceeding, without advance notice, once it has been determined that sufficient information has been received to make a decision. Therefore, interested parties are encouraged to provide any and all information that they feel is relevant to this review to the CBSA as early as possible. The CBSA will update the website to announce that the record has been closed. Interested parties will have seven days from the close of the record to file case arguments concerning the review and 14 days from the close of the record to file reply submissions in respect of the case arguments.

The normal values and export prices determined as a result of this review will be applied to settle the requests for re‑determination on hand and may be applied to any requests for re‑determination of importations of subject goods that have not been processed. The normal values and export prices determined for the exporter will also be effective for the subject goods released from the CBSA on or after the date of the conclusion of the review.

Where applicable, the normal values and export prices determined as a result of this review may be applied retroactively. Exporters with normal values are required to promptly inform the CBSA in writing of changes to domestic prices, costs, market conditions or terms of sale associated with the production and sales of the goods. All parties are cautioned that where there are increases in domestic prices, and/or costs as noted above, the export price for sales to Canada should be increased accordingly to ensure that any sale made to Canada is not only above the normal value but at or above selling prices and full costs and profit of the goods in the exporter’s domestic market. If exporters did not properly notify the CBSA of any such changes, did not adjust export prices accordingly, or did not provide the information required to make any necessary adjustments to normal values and export prices, retroactive assessments of anti‑dumping duty may be warranted. Please refer to the CBSA’s re‑investigation and normal value review policy (Memorandum D14‑1‑8).

Any questions concerning the above should be directed to:

  • Telephone:
  • Denis Chénier: 343‑553‑1637

Email: [email protected]